Copy and paste from PDF

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chris kennedy

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60 yr old tool twisting electrician
I can't figure this out. I have a PDF I know you can copy and paste, but you can't highlight anything with that hand.

Thank you.
 

Hunter J

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Or the | Select button. It is located right next to my hand button. I was able to high light the text I want and paste it into a word document.

Hope this Helps.
 

brantmacga

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looks like you got it working, but for future reference, the copy-&-paste feature can be locked when creating .pdf's, meaning the end-user cannot copy the content.
 

chris kennedy

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Miami Fla.
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60 yr old tool twisting electrician
Right click while 'in' the pdf, click on the "Select Tool" instead of the "Hand Tool".

Not an option on this PDF

Or the | Select button. It is located right next to my hand button. I was able to high light the text I want and paste it into a word document.

Hope this Helps.

Not an option on this PDF.

looks like you got it working, but for future reference, the copy-&-paste feature can be locked when creating .pdf's, meaning the end-user cannot copy the content.

Looks like the case, am I dead in the water here? Do have have to type the whole quote out? I'm not in the mood.
 

Smart $

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Ohio
Chris,

Are you using the free download version, or full seat version. The full version gives you more options to copy/cut/paste etc. and make edits to documents

If you are using a "locked" PDF, the only way to Copy&Paste is to have a computer-geek friend unlock it for you.

Depends on the Document Restrictions. File>Properties... Security tab.

If printing is allowed, see below.

print, then re-scan and output to adobe using OCR.
I have yet to run across an OCR output that doesn't require at least some manual editing for correction.

A better option, if printing is allowed, is to print to a virtual printer, such as most any "print to PDF" printer, including Adobe's. I have two such options installed on my computer. Copy restrictions do not make it through the print process. Another is the Microsoft XPS Document Writer. I have embedded an example "printed" file in the attached Word file. If you don't have either the viewer or writer... http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/xps/viewxps.mspx

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